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Mermaid Oyster Bar

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79 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012 40.728846 -74.001784
nr. Bleecker St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-260-0100 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Thu, 5pm-10:30pm; Fri, 5pm-11pm; Sat, 4pm-11pm; Sun, 4pm-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Houston St.; A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


The third branch in the school of Mermaid fish shacks opened in the space previously occupied by Smith’s. Gone are that South Village restaurant’s popular grilled-cheese nights and chicken dinner for two, as well as its cozy back bar, which has been transplanted to the front of the long, narrow space. But fans of the Mermaid Inn will find its signature $28 lobster roll and Old Bay fries, plus sixteen kinds of oysters, from $2.75 Long Island Blue Points to $3.50 New Zealand Kiwi Cups. Chef Michael Cressotti rounds out the seafaring menu with lobster and corn fritters, charbroiled red snapper, and soft-corn-tortilla tacos filled with beer-battered fish.

Recommended Dishes

Lobster roll, $28